I have just completed this 12 week program for my 2nd Half Marathon. My first one I had trained for, but no where near enough, and i struggled around 17km and with knee pain after the run. I wanted a structured plan where I was told what to run each week so decided to sign up. This plan went above my expectations, it's so easy to follow and I highly enjoyed knowing exactly what my interval/race pace and easy runs should be.
Thank you so much Ben! I followed the plan for a sub 2 and trained for the 1.55 time and managed a 1.49 PB yesterday, feeling so strong, and smashing my previous time by 17 minutes!! Won't be the last plan of yours I follow.
This is the second plan I follow, from Ben. It won't be the last. I followed this plan for a 2h half marathon. The plan is complete, and the pace chart helped me understand and train in the correct zones from the beginning. I like that the runs are organized along the week, which saved me the trouble to plan my week by myself, yet was flexible enough so I could alter it when necessary. When I was at the end of the plan, I was confident on my training, and was able to do a Time Trial of 1h59h50s. No races for the moment, but that can't stop the run, right? The main thing is the journey, and Ben's plan was a very helpful guide along the way. 5 starts, recommended!
I went from a 1:54 half to finishing in 1:48! This plan is easy to understand and use. I enjoyed the workouts, the build up, everything! Also nice to have the pace chart included. I will definitely be using these plans again. Thank you Ben!
Had it not been for Birmingham Half Marathon cutting the course short by 2 miles I was well on course for a 1:47/1:48 having previously only ever run a 1:55!
Have purchased the L3 for my next training block to up the mileage!